Tramadol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (Pain Killer) used to treat moderate to severe, acute and chronic pain intensity. It is one-tenth of the potency of morphine. Tramadol for Sale is the most prescribed medication for pain originating from a trauma. The medication was originally developed in 1962 by Grünenthal Gmbh, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aachen in Germany. Tramadol for sale came into the market in 1977.
Tramadol can be dangerously habit-forming and addictive. 200mg of Tramadol is a relatively cheap opioid in its class primarily used for managing pain. However, it is sometimes used as a tranquilizer and anti-depressant. If Tramadol becomes a regulated drug, that will increase the price of it, may make it expensive for the doctors in poor countries to prescribe for medical use.
Nonetheless, being an opioid, Tramadol has the potential to cause drug dependence and addiction, through abuse or taking higher doses than recommended. This has caused a massive rise in demand of Tramadol for sale.
Tramadol has become an addiction in Ghana and other developing nations in Africa and Asia. The manufacturers in India and China are flooding these markets with the drug.
Tramadol is a controlled substance in Ghana, in other words, those who trade in it, without medical prescription, do so illegally. The trade-in Tramadol has links with organized crime.
The doses of approved by the FDA for use in Ghana are Tramadol 50mg and 100mg. The strengths illegally sold on the streets tend to be much higher, such as Tramadol 200mg, 225mg, or 250mg and these are not approved by the FDA.
Teenagers and young adults are at higher risk of abusing and becoming addicted to Tramadol. It is being used to enhance sexual prowess, increase athletic ability and allow prolonged physical labor. Ultimately, the addiction to the drug results in depression, an increase in risk-taking behavior, seizures, coma and even death.
We need to take steps to tackle and curb the illegal trade in Tramadol. We recommend a three-pronged approach –
- Law enforcement
- Prevention and rehabilitation
The Narcotics Control Board, FDA and Pharmacy Council should make sure that this highly addictive drug is not sold over the counter. Tramadol for sale should only be obtainable with a prescription from a licensed medical provider.
We ask for programs to educate the general public about the drug and its addictive potential. This should involve pharmacists, doctors, teachers, and pastors. Consideration should be given to programs of rehabilitation.
Is tramadol safe during pregnancy?
Tramadol should not be administered during Pregnancy until otherwise prescribed by the doctor in a very low quantity. Tramadol significantly reduced plasma levels other vital hormone levels, such as luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, testosterone, total cholesterol. However, it is found to elevated prolactin and estradiol levels than those of the control.
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